COUNTY TOWN

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Bobby left the fish plant six thousand dollars in his pants

went directly home and packed his bags

said something about easy street

and corners where sweet lovers meet

his mother told that boy to act his age

she said I'll see you in October if the wind is blowin' right

he said don't bother waitin' I ain't comin' back in this life.

You don't have to be somewhere you don't wanna be

you won't ever know no one like you know me

you set up the peices and it all falls down

it never was like this back in my County Town.

Corduroys and coveralls, assembly lines that never stall

findin' work it wasn't all that hard

brighter lights make longer nights

but everything was alright

he had a bedroom and a hundred dollar car

he fit in with the workin' class but didn't like the pay

he didn't bother quittin' he just didn't show the next day.

You don't have to be somewhere you don't wanna be

you won't ever know no one like you know me

you set up the peices and it all falls down

it never was like this back in my County Town.

He got in with the locals

cos' there was nothin' else to do

boy in the big city

slips a knife into his shoe

pulled it on a body

and he watched that body fall

now he's hidin' from his shadow

he's runnin' from the law

You don't have to be somewhere you don't wanna be

you won't ever know no one like you know me

you set up the peices and it all falls down

it never was like this back in my County Town.

Bobby left his easy street twenty years without release

locked up in Kingston Penitentiary

his mother wrote him every month

signed her letters "all my love"

but nothing that his mother had to say

could change his way of thinking could change his attitude

he didn't bother writing back I guess it only proves

You don't have to be somewhere you don't wanna be

you won't ever know no one like you know me

you set up the peices and it all falls down

it never was like this back in my County Town.

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